"Enhancing capacities to eradicate violence against women through networking of local knowledge communities"
The project was implemented by the five United Nations Regional Commissions, in cooperation with the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD) and UN Women in 2009-2011. The project activities and outputs pertaining to UNECE included:-
- Two workshops and expert group meetings in 2009 and 2010 (see links)
- Interregional web portal / knowledge sharing platform
- Survey module to measure violence against women
- An E-learning course on measurement of violence against women through statistical surveys
In 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution entitled "Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women" (A/RES/61/143). This mandate of the General Assembly strengthens the ongoing efforts at regional and national levels for defining and calculating indicators on violence against women, which contribute to build a knowledge base on violence against women. One of the five key outcomes of the United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign, "UNiTE to End Violence against Women", is the establishment in all countries by 2015 of systems for data collection and analysis (see the Framework for Action adopted by the Campaign). The project activities supported the development of core indicators for surveys on violence against women the Friends of the Chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission on Indicators on Violence against Women (see report of the Friends of the Chair).